Hardship, no matter how great and far-reaching it becomes, never endures or lasts. Rather, the harsher and more difficult one's circumstances become, the closer one comes to ease, comfort, and relief. Then help and aid are forthcoming from Allah. Is not the end of every dark night a bright morning? [SOURCE: Laa Tahzaan - Don't Be Sad] … [Read more...] about Relief After Hardship.
Hardship makes one turn humbly toward one's Lord. Someone once said, "How Perfect is Allah, Who has elicited supplication through hardship." It has been related that Allah tested one of His slaves in a matter and then said to the Angels that it was, "In order to hear his voice," meaning his supplications and invocations. Hardship instills humility in the heart of the … [Read more...] about Some of the Positive Effects of Experiencing Hardship.
"Verily, with hardship, there is relief." (Qur'an 94:6) Eating follows hunger, drinking follows thirst, sleep comes after restlessness, and health takes the place of sickness. The lost will find their way, the one in difficulty will find relief, and the day will follow the night. "Perhaps Allah may bring a victory or a decision according to His Will." (Qur'an 5:52) Inform … [Read more...] about Verily, With Hardship, There Is Relief.
Allah's Messenger (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) said: "Worry, anxiety, pain, fatigue, sickness or even a thorn that pricks him - when a believer is afflicted with any of these, Allah grants him pardon for some of his sins (through or because of those afflictions)." This reward is for the one who is patient, who seeks his reward with Allah, who repents to Him, and … [Read more...] about Bearing Hardship Atones for Sins.